Friday, 21 November 2014

Buxus sempervirens

                                                     wood engraving on boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
















                                                            the idea               and             the project

Saturday, 12 April 2014

How to use a wooden carved butter stamp


Wooden carved butter stamp


Boxwood block of diameter 4 cm


Printing a hand carved Butter Stamp.

                                    1- Refrigerate the butter for 30 minutes. This helps to keep it from sticking in the mold.                                               2- Smooth the butter with the flat surface of a knife. 3- cover with cling film.  














 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Anička

                                          Stamp for Anna



                                                 engraved in a single spiral line



                                      Inspired by the copper engraving of Claude Mellan, "Face of Christ"  1649




                                             
                                                        height: 428.000  X  315.000 mm width


 
                                                                 diameter Anna's block 4,6 cm


transferring the image















 



Monday, 25 November 2013

IV Novadea Photo Contest 2013_The wood engraver series

 2nd Classified  Leonardo Garofalo













                                              
                                                    GarofaloLeonardo_The wood engraver
                              www.deacral.com/ConcorsoFotografico-2013/web-serie/garofalo_web/index.html


                                

                                                                     Olmo Bisigato
                                                       www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVx1zbD3_Nc
                                              






Sunday, 13 October 2013

Wood Engraving after the affresco "Papa Loene Magno ferma Attila" Raffaello - Stanza di Eliodoro, Palazzo Vaticano.


                                                                    "Let the Wood be
                                                                         Your Guide"

Spoon Hand-printed wood engraving

 
"Let the Wood be Your Guide" is displayed at the

76th Annual Exhibition of The Society of Wood Engravers 
www.woodengravers.co.uk





  

 

  




Jacob de Gheyn II (1565-1629) Prancing horse

My interpretation adapted to the woodblock's shape

Anonymous Drawing 


Stanza di Eliodoro nel Vaticano. Incontro di Leone Magno e Attila
 


                                                     Always remember to sharpen the burin before
                                                                  starting the engraving work


The drawing is always transferred in reverse


I use a  very hard sharp pencil to transfer the drawing 
on the woodblock and not a pen because this
could leave light scratches on its surface 


In this way I avoid to have a second layer of Carbon paper
 between the photocopy and the woodblock and 
I obtain thinner and more discernable lines


  
I use typography ink which dries very fast 
and remains well fixed on the wood block







 
                                                                   Hard end-grain boxwood